Sunday, February 19, 2012
Kentucky State Capital
Our last stop in Frankfort was a visit to the State Capital building. This building is breath taken.
It opened in 1910, and houses the three branches of government. It is highly ornate and very elegant. Created in the Beaux- Arts style, it includes many traditional French designs and elements of classical architecture. The first floor, or executive floor, is where you'll find the governor's office and the imposing seven story dome and rotunda. This area is home to statues of Kentucky notables Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Henry Clay, Alben Barkley, and Ephraim McDowell. Also on the first floor is Kentucky's First Ladies in Miniature, a display of dolls, one of each first lady dressed in her inaugural ball gown. The grand marble staircases takes you to the judicial floor, where you will find Kentucky's Supreme Court. The third floor is the home of both the Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate.
They are located at 300 Capital Ave.